Borders College

Fellows and board members reconnect over dinner

Honorary Fellows of Borders College recently joined the College Principal and Governors in the College’s award winning restaurant to discuss the future ambition of the College.

Principal Angela Cox with Honorary Fellows and Board members of the College

Pictured left to right: Andrew Grant, Catherine Maxwell Stuart, Virginia Grant, Sir David Steel, Elaine Acaster, Wilma Gunn MBE, David Stevenson CBE, David Peace, Angela Cox (College Principal), Heather Anderson (Vice Principal), Robert Kay CBE, Tony Jakimciw (Chair of Borders College Regional Board), and David Kilshaw OBE

Principal Angela Cox told guests:

“The College is ambitious to be a leader of the Further Education sector in the future educational landscape, whether that is embracing the technological advances available to us, making Higher Education more accessible in the Borders, or growing our work-based offer through apprenticeships and more flexible delivery approaches.  The College has an accomplished track record in delivering excellent learning opportunities and aims to continue this across all our communities.”

Borders College, like all of Scotland’s Colleges, is fortunate to be guided by a government approved Board of Management, which allows Board members to contribute to the direction the College takes in terms of the ‘educational landscape’, as mentioned by Angela Cox. Their valued input ensures that Borders College remains on track to fulfilling the ever-growing demands of a modern day college.

Annually the College awards an honorary fellowship to a member of the community who, like the College, has contributed to the Scottish Borders in some way. This could be through business, sport, education, retail or voluntary work. Just like the Board members, this esteemed group of individuals is able to make a further positive contribution to the role that the College plays in providing lifelong learning throughout the Borders.

This recent dinner provided an opportunity for guests to reconnect, as well as discuss and explore opportunities for their continued involvement in the College’s activities. Levels 2 and 3 Catering and Hospitality students prepared and served the meal, showcasing their exemplary skills.

Our Honorary Fellow roll of honour spans 20 years and can be viewed online at

Our complete list of Board Members is also available online at

Published: Wed 13th Dec, 2017